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Fifty-one Iraqi nationals infected by coronavirus while abroad: ministry

The federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson said on Sunday (March 29) that 51 Iraqi nationals had tested positive for coronavirus while traveling abroad.


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‪US forces withdraw from K1 base in Kirkuk

US forces hosted at the K1 base in Kirkuk withdrew on Sunday (March 29), handing over control of their area to Iraqi forces.


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Thirty-two new cases of coronavirus in central, southern Iraq: ministry

The federal Ministry of Health announced on Sunday (March 29) that it had recorded 32 new cases of coronavirus in Iraq.


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Iraqi Civil Aviation arranging to bring back Iraqis stranded abroad

Iraq’s Civil Aviation Authority said on Saturday (March 28) that it is working with other countries to bring back Iraqi nationals who are stuck abroad due to travel restrictions imposed in response to


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Coronavirus curfew delays Vietnamese rice inspection in Iraq

Iraq’s trade ministry said late on Friday (March 27) the inspection of a Vietnamese rice cargo in its waters had been delayed by measures to control the coronavirus outbreak in the country.


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Iraq's PM-designate outlines priorities for his prospective government

During a meeting in Baghdad with ambassadors from European Union countries on Saturday (March 28), Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi outlined the proposed agenda of his government should


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Thirty-seven new cases of coronavirus, two fatalities recorded in Iraq

The federal Ministry of Health announced on Saturday (March 28) that it had recorded 37 new cases of coronavirus in Iraq, along with two fatalities.


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Kirkuk registers new case of coronavirus: official

Health officials in Kirkuk announced on Saturday (March 28) that the governorate has recorded a new case of coronavirus in Lailan sub-district


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In Iraq, coronavirus terrifies even doctors hardened by conflict

Through decades of conflict, Dr Haidar Hantoush has watched wounded soldiers and civilians flood into Iraq’s emergency wards. But he’s never been so scared.


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76 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraq, including four deaths

The federal Ministry of Health said on Friday (March 17) that 76 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Iraq, including four people who died.


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Iraq asks foreign oil firms to cut budgets by 30% after oil price crash

Iraq has sent a proposal to all international oil companies asking them to reduce the budgets of developing oilfields by 30% as the slump in oil prices has hit government revenues, but said the propos


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Three French nationals and an Iraqi freed in Iraq, France says

Three French nationals and an Iraqi who work for a French non-governmental organisation have been released in Iraq more than two months after they went missing, French President Emmanuel Macron’s offi


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Thirty-five new cases of coronavirus recorded in Iraq, bringing total to 382

The federal Ministry of Health said on Thursday (March 26) that 35 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Iraq over the past 24 hours, which brought the country’s total number of positively identif


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US-led forces depart Iraqi military base near Mosul in drawdown

Troops with the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State began departing an air base in northern Iraq on Thursday (March 26), handing it over fully to the Iraqi military as part of a reduction of forei


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Iraq extends coronavirus curfew until April 11

Iraq’s federal government announced on Thursday (March 26) that it was extending a curfew designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus until April 11.


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Two rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone: military

Two rockets late on Wednesday (March 26) struck Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, but there were no casualties, the Iraqi military said.


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France to withdraw all troops from Iraq due to coronavirus outbreak

France will withdraw all troops it has stationed in Iraq until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Armed Forces Ministry said on Wednesday (March 25).


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‪ New case of coronavirus recorded in Kirkuk

Kirkuk’s deputy general health director said on Wednesday night (March 25) that a new case of coronavirus has been recorded in the governorate’s Taza sub-district.


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Iraq coronavirus cases hits 346 with 29 deaths: health ministry

The federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (March 25) that twenty-three new cases of the coronavirus were recorded in Iraq over the past 24 hours, which brought the country’s total number of cas


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USAID gives $670,000 to WHO to fight coronavirus in Iraq

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $670,000 to the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight the spread of coronavirus in Iraq.


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